Chapter 1: Introduction

This Digest provides an overview of the history, role and work of the Regulations Review Committee.

The Digest is divided into 14 chapters:

  • Chapter 2 explained the Regulations Review Committee and its work, in the context of different forms of scrutiny of secondary legislation.
  • Chapter 3 discusses the nature of regulations, disallowable instruments and delegated legislation in general.
  • Chapter 4 discusses the Committee’s recommendations in relation to regulation-making powers in bills.
  • Chapters 5 to 13 discuss the Committee’s jurisprudence concerning the nine Standing Order grounds upon which it may draw regulations to the attention of the House (by reference to the Committee’s complaint reports).
  • Chapter 14 summarises the Committee’s findings in its various occasional reports.